GreenLife Soft Grip Non Stick Ceramic Review

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The GreenLife Soft Grip is a popular buy in the ceramic nonstick range. The Thermolon ceramic coating on the cooking surface means reduced-fat and toxin-free cooking, which provides a healthy cookware alternative to the traditional non stick surfaces of Teflon (containing PTFE).

The Non Stick GreenLife Soft Grip design

The design involves an aluminum reinforced body with soft grip handles for comfort and the Thermolon technology for nonstick cooking and super easy cleanup. 

The design is stylish and rates high in Green Life cookware reviews. The fresh turquoise color is a popular choice.

This Green Life Ceramic Cookware is Best for…

Smooth glass or ceramic cooktops. The exterior of these Green Life pots and pans is smooth, making them suited to these types of stovetops. You can use them on any electric stovetops or gas ranges (but avoid high flame settings). You won’t be able to use them for induction cooking, which requires material that is magnetic.

Ceramic Thermolon coating — Click on image for details at Amazon

The manufacturer claims this product contains no PFAS, PTFE, PFOA, PFAS, lead, or cadmium. US regulations stipulate that cookware products adhere to strict guidelines. My article about the safety of ceramic non stick cookware explains more about these additives and the regulations covering the safety of cookware. 

The pans are lightweight and super easy to clean inside and out because of the Thermolon ceramic coating.

They display optimal heat distribution. Handles are rivet free — a positive feature for hygiene and cleaning.

Thick Base

The thick aluminum base allows for even and quick heat distribution and less energy used when cooking.

Sturdy Handles

The phenolic (Bakelite) handles stay-cool and have a soft grip. They are also rivet-free for ease of cleaning and durability. Because these are a type of plastic, they are not suited to high heat. Hence, avoid placing them near high heat.

My tip for gas burners is to use the appropriate flame height for the pan to avoid the open flame tarnishing the beautiful color of the exterior or the look and feel of the handles.

Exterior Finish

Thermolon coated ceramic exterior makes for a smooth finish and super easy cleaning and comes in popular colors of black, burgundy, and turquoise.

Clear View Lids

Glass lids mean you can view the cooking process without lifting the lid.

Oven safe

Oven safe to 350ºF only. Not for roasting or baking (see my article on recommended bakeware).

Other Features and Specifications

This GreenLife Soft Grip set has a cream colored Thermolon interior that is super easy to wipe clean. I wrote a guide on how ceramic cookware is made including more about Thermolon.

The manufacturer covers defects in material or workmanship in a limited lifetime warranty.

The 14-piece set contains:

  • 1-quart sauce pan + lid
  • 2-quart sauce pan + lid
  • 5-quart stock pot + lid
  • 2.5-quart sauté pan
  • 7-inch open fry pan
  • 9.5-inch open fry pan
  • 4 kitchen utensils

Specs:

  • Thermolon ceramics
  • Product weight: 13.25 lb
  • Shipping weight: 17 lb
  • Dimensions: 22.1×13.6×9.7 in
Pros
  • Economically priced
  • PFTE, PFOA, PFAS, lead, and cadmium free
  • Lightweight
  • Great comfort in handles
  • Rivet free handles a plus for hygiene
  • Includes cooking utensils
  • Low oil cooking
Cons
  • Exterior can discolor from open flames and high heat
  • Watch flame and heat settings to avoid scorching the plastic handles
  • Not for use in the oven above 350 ºF

Price

This GreenLife cookware set is great for the price given the selection of pots and pans in varying sizes and with lids + the four non-scratch utensils included.


Care and Cleaning

Easy to clean inside and out – no scourers! Hand washing is recommended although the set is dishwasher safe. Why? Dishwashers can cause chips and other wear and tear of interior and exterior non-stick surfaces of the set because of knocks and harsh detergents.

Best to store without stacking or use pan protectors to increase the longevity of the pots and pans. Nylon, silicone, or wooden utensils are a must.

Use on low to moderate heat only. Best to use high smoke point oils so as not to stain/ruin the ceramic surface.

Summary

Economically priced and a good starter set. The Green Life pans will be a great set for you if you are wanting nonstick pans that clean up easily and are at a reasonable price. This set is good pick in light of its stylish design, the selection of pieces, and value for money.

If you are wanting a more heavy duty set, you might be interested in my review of the Bialetti nonstick sets. Or, if you are looking for a lifetime investment, check out my review of the Xtrema 100% Ceramic Cookware set.

Related

Learn more about what to look for when buying this type of cookware in my ceramic cookware buying guide.

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2 thoughts on “GreenLife Soft Grip Non Stick Ceramic Review”

  1. Hi,
    We have used these pans for happily for over 6 months. We hand wash and use only the coated utensils so that the ceramic has remained in excellent condition.

    A few months ago I began to notice mysterious yellow staining on my dishcloths and drying towels which I could not get out despite repeated treatments. Then my white Rubbermaid sink mat acquired matching yellow stains. Only today when hand-drying our GreenLife pans did I notice that the underneath side of the pretty turquoise handles were all turning yellow!! The exact same color of the yellow stain I had been fighting for several months! 🙁 I assume this was caused by heat from other burners during cooking!! I’ve checked all of the small pans we scramble eggs in each morning–and yep, each one is tinged with a yellow stain that rubs off when touched! 🙁
    I am contacting the company today. What a shame!! 🙁

    • Hi Beverly! This is something to watch I’m afraid. The soft grip handles are not designed for high heat. They are a type of plastic that while providing comfort in handling (they are soft to touch and stay cool), care is needed to avoid placing them in the proximity of high heat and open flames of a gas burner, just like you wouldn’t put them in an oven above 350F. My advice with plastic handles, when cooking, is to keep the flame at an appropriate height for the pan being used. You can read more on what to look for your style of cooking in my guide on choosing cookware.

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